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ETSU picked to finish 8th in SoCon

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/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable The ETSU football team was picked to finish 8th in the Southern Conference. The Bucs went 2-6 in their first season competing in the SoCon. The coaches also released the presason All-Southern Conference first and second teams.

2017 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches Poll

Team (1 st -place votes) Total

1. Wofford (7) 63

2. The Citadel (2) 54

3. Samford 52

4. Chattanooga 41

5. Mercer 32

6. Western Carolina 27

7. Furman 26

8. ETSU 17

9. VMI 12

2017 Preseason All-Southern Conference Football Teams

Offensive Player of the Year: Devlin Hodges, R-Jr., QB, Samford

Defensive Player of the Year: Kailik Williams, Sr., DB, The Citadel

First Team Offense

QB Devlin Hodges, R-Jr., Samford

RB Cam Jackson, Sr., The Citadel

RB Detrez Newsome, Sr., Western Carolina

OL Tyler Davis, Jr., The Citadel

OL Matthew Schmidt, Sr., Furman

OL Thomas Marchman, Sr., Mercer

OL Josh Cardiello, Sr., Chattanooga

OL Roo Daniels, Sr., Wofford

TE Sam Walker, R-Jr., Mercer

WR Kelvin McKnight, Jr., Samford

WR Terryon Robinson, R-Sr., Western Carolina

First Team Defense

DL Ahmad Gooden, R-Jr., Samford

DL Isaiah Mack, Jr., Chattanooga

DL Miles Brown, Jr., Wofford

DL Tyler Vaughn, Sr., Wofford

LB Shaheed Salmon, Sr., Samford

LB Dale Warren, Sr., Chattanooga

LB Allan Cratsenberg, Sr., VMI

LB Datavious Wilson, So., Wofford

DB Kailik Williams, Sr., The Citadel

DB Omari Williams, Sr., Samford

DB Lucas Webb, Sr., Chattanooga

DB Devin Watson, Jr., Wofford

First Team Specialists

PK Cole Fisher, Jr., Mercer

P Ian Berryman, R-Jr., Western Carolina

RS Detrez Newsome, Sr., Western Carolina

Second Team Offense

QB Alejandro Bennifield, Sr., Chattanooga

RB Antonio Wilcox, Sr., Furman

RB Richardre Bagley, Sr., Chattanooga

OL Alex Rios, Sr., ETSU

OL Caleb Yates, Sr., Mercer

OL Malcolm White, So., Chattanooga

OL Nathan Dalton, R-Jr., Western Carolina

OL Ross Demmel, Jr., Wofford

TE Chandler Gouger, Sr., Wofford

WR Marquise Irvin, Jr., Mercer

WR James Stovall, Sr., Chattanooga

Second Team Defense

DL Ken Allen, Jr., The Citadel

DL Jonathan King, Sr., The Citadel

DL Jaylan Reid, R-Jr., Furman

DL Isaiah Buehler, R-Jr., Mercer

DL Taylor Reynolds, Sr., Chattanooga

LB Myles Pierce, Sr., The Citadel

LB Dylan Weigel, R-Jr., ETSU

LB Ryan Francis, R-Sr., VMI

DB Aaquil Annoor, Jr., Furman

DB Trevor Wright, Sr., Chattanooga

DB Greg Sanders, Sr., VMI

DB Keion Crossen, Sr., Western Carolina

DB George Gbesee, So., Wofford

Second Team Specialists

PK JJ Jerman, Jr., ETSU

P Austin Barnard, R-Sr., Samford

RS Chandler Curtis, Sr., Mercer

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